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America's Counter-Revolution
The Constitution Revisited

From the back cover:

This book challenges the assumption that the Constitution was a landmark in the struggle for liberty. Instead, Sheldon Richman argues, it was the product of a counter-revolution, a setback for the radicalism represented by America’s break with the British empire. Drawing on careful, credible historical scholarship and contemporary political analysis, Richman suggests that this counter-revolution was the work of conservatives who sought a nation of “power, consequence, and grandeur.” America’s Counter-Revolution makes a persuasive case that the Constitution was a victory not for liberty but for the agendas and interests of a militaristic, aristocratic, privilege-seeking ruling class.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Harry Browne, R.I.P.

I note with sadness that Harry Browne died Wednesday, at 72, after after a long illness. I recall reading Harry's How You Can Profit from the Coming Devaluation when it was released in 1970 and learning a lot of good (Austrian) economics from it. Later I read How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World, which, again, taught me a lot. I lost confidence and, hence, interest in the Libertarian Party in 1983 (after a term as national vice chairman), and so I didn't keep tabs on Harry's presidential campaigns. Nevertheless, I know he continued to be an eloquent spokesman for liberty. Sorry to see him leave us.

See Brian Doherty's notice at Reason.com.

1 comment:

Todd Andrew Barnett said...

Great blog on Harry, Sheldon.

I just submitted a memorial essay to The Libertarian Enterprise and Liberty For All...even Lew Rockwell.com....on Harry and his legacy for the libertarian movement and the Libertarian Party. I hope that it does get published, but we'll see.

Stay tuned.

Yours in Liberty,

Todd Andrew Barnett